Is music "torture"? I guess some of it could be, depending on your
taste. Fox has a story posted (which I can't link to right now because
I'm posting via cellphone) that reports several "high-profile
musicians" are demanding that the federal government release the names
of the songs blasted at Gitmo.
Because the songs were played for hours these musicians say this
"practice amounted to torture."
Can we please get a clear definition of "torture"?
I'm just amazed at these people. Tom Morello of Rage Against the
Machine is quoted as saying "The fact that music I helped create was
used in crimes against humanity sickens me."
Reality check, please!
Thomas Blanton of the National Security Archive said, "The musicians
and the public have a right to know how an expression of popular
culture was transformed into an enhanced interrogaton technique."
Cue the Conway Twitty. I'll confess.
Update: Now that I'm back at a computer I'm going to add a couple of links for this story. Memeorandum, of course, has lots.
Jammie Wearing Fool covers it. ooooooooo the Meow Mix Song. God help us.